Lawrence University Director of Orchestral Studies

Lawrence University is a selective, residential, undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music located in the heart of the Fox River valley in Wisconsin (metro population: 225,000). Founded in 1847, Lawrence is a community of 1,500 intellectually curious students from around the world who seek engaged learning. Lawrence welcomes applications from diverse faculty who are passionate about teaching in a liberal arts setting.

Lawrence faculty should demonstrate excellence in teaching and maintain an active program of scholarship or creative activity. Teaching load is two classes per term for three terms. Faculty are encouraged to contribute to interdisciplinary programs and to teach in Lawrence’s flagship Freshman Studies program every two or three years. Other duties include advising students and participating in department and university service.

Lawrence is currently searching for the tenure-track positions listed below. Candidates are encouraged to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s mission and its commitment to diversity. Application requirements can be found on the Lawrence Careers website at

Faculty Openings in the Conservatory of Music
Founded in 1874, the Conservatory of Music serves over 350 music majors and offers distinguished preparation for professional careers in music within the intellectual environment of a liberal arts college, including a robust double-degree program.

Director of Orchestral Studies (Tenure-Track, Rank Open)
Conduct and administer all activities of the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra and opera orchestra. Teach conducting and other classes of interest. Bring students to high levels of musical mastery in a nurturing environment that embraces the undergraduate orchestra as classroom/laboratory as well as first-class performance ensemble. Work with students to redefine the 21st century symphony orchestra while giving strong support to the ideals and goals of liberal education.


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